Restoring SSTables is not trivial in terms of restoring a consistent state.
It depends on your failure scenario.

- Do you want to recover from unintentionally deleted data? Then it is
possible that you restore the data on one node, run a repair and the data
is deleted again because the tombstones are newer and you just resurrect
your data again. So - you really need to know what you are doing.
- Do you want to recover from complete loss? Maybe its easier to set up a
backup DC.
- You want to resume a dead node? Just rebuild / replace it.
- You truncated a table and want to restore it? Then restoring backed up
SSTables may work as disaster recovery. Although you will lose data between
backup + truncate.

Does that answer your question or did you mean sth completely different?

2016-11-30 21:07 GMT+01:00 Varun Gupta <>:

> Hi,
> We are periodically backing up sstables, and need to learn, what sanity
> checks should be performed after restoring them?
> Thanks,
> Varun

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